2011 Niepoort Douro Redoma Branco

Community Tasting Note

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87 Points

Monday, February 18, 2013 - --popped and poured –
-- tasted non-blind over a few hours --

NOSE: strong aromas of fresh green pear and canned Bartlett pears; smells like a white wine that is still going through primary fermentation; interesting chilli powder and orange Pledge notes ---- kind of CA Viognier-esque.

BODY: green-yellow color; medium-light bodied.

TASTE: tropical fruits --- papaya & mango; moderate mineral presence, and a hint of florals on the front palate; a musk note emerges with time in the glass, too; acidity is a touch on the low side, but is nonetheless adequate; 13% alc. can be tasted a bit on the sides of the palate; tastes like a bbl sample; simple-but-good, but not good enough for me to be interested in buying again.

B: 50, 5, 11, 15, 6 = 87

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